There’s an exception to every rule, they say.
But no! that cannot be, I say … because this very rule permits no exception.
So … does this tell us something about the nature of rules in particular and language in general?
Digging back into the Book of Genesis, we find a marvellous story in which the Creator declares the heavens and the earth into being. Then, in chapter 2, we find Adam naming the animals. Two instances of reality arising in language.
You might like to follow me down a rabbit-hole … Through the Looking Glass, of course.
On the other hand, should you have a taste for the Midrash to Genesis 2:19, or an interest in the Kabbalah, take a look at Ask the Rabbi.
I suspect this could be the start of something that doesn’t know where to stop.